About The Course
This course looks at the mixed histories of LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and more) people, identities and communities. You will come away understanding the impact of the law on individuals, how binary concepts of gender and sexuality were historically exported from Britain and continue to impact societies around the world, as well as how intersectionalities can link queerness with sexuality, gender, race, disability, faith and other protected characteristics in the fight for equality and human rights for all. Within in Britain and beyond, you will encounter remarkable individuals that reveal stories of diverse gender and sexual identities who sometimes tried to conceal themselves from history, and at other times flaunted what they had, but at all times you’ll find that it’s a really, really queer history.
Delivery, timings and dates:
The course will be delivered by a series of 4 video lectures, and separate group Q&As with the course tutor via a video conferencing platform. Participants will also receive a reading list, course literature and activities. Links and details will be sent to participants a few days before the course begins. Lectures will be released at 7pm each Thursday and will be available to view for a month and half.